Organic Beekeeping for Beginners
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 9:00am to Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 5:00pm
This two-day intensive workshop provides an introduction for folks interested in small scale and part-time (backyard) beekeeping. The workshop will present a balanced view of natural and organic beekeeping topics and practices including: location and equipment requirements; basic honey bee biology; swarming as an expression of the bees vitality; overwintering; presence and mindfulness in the bee yard; non-toxic pest and disease control; an appreciation for the role that pollinators and beekeepers play within the Earth's ecosystem, and more. The program will be punctuated with an open hive demonstration with the opportunity for hands-on experience by students weather permitting.